Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 2.7 km northeast of Nueva Palestina, Chiapas, Mexico, on 2020-09-10 07:47:42 (Hora de México) -

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 2.7 km northeast of Nueva Palestina, Chiapas, Mexico, on 2020-09-10 07:47:42 (Hora de México)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 196 km depth

10 Sep 13:04 UTC: First to report: USGS after 17 minutes.
10 Sep 13:14: Now using data updates from SSN
Date & time: 10 Sep 2020 12:47:42 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-09-10 07:47:42 (Hora de México)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 196.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.82°N / 92.73°W (Nueva Palestina, Chiapas, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Tacana (102 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km (1 mi) W of Guadalupe Victoria (Yerbasanta) (pop: 172) --> See nearby quakes!
6 km (4 mi) S of Jaltenango de la Paz (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) NNE of Mapastepec (pop: 17,900) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) ENE of Pijijiapan (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) NW of San Francisco Motozintla (Motozintla) (pop: 23,800) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SE of Villaflores (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SW of Comitan (pop: 97,500) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) NNW of Huixtla (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) SSE of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (pop: 537,100) --> See nearby quakes!
788 km (490 mi) ESE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: SSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
4.8196 km45 Km Al NORESTE De MAPASTEPEC, CHIS (Mexico)SSN
4.42 kmChiapas, MexicoEMSC
4.4186 km4 Km ENE of Rizo De Oro, MexicoUSGS
4.3223 kmMexico-Guatemala Border RegionGFZ

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